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WAPC congratulates appointed Press Council Nepal chair Basnet


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2021 Jun 11, 22:54, Kathmandu
This image shows the screenshot of the virtual meeting held to mark the 32nd anniversary of the World Press Council on June 11, 2021. Presiding over the meeting, WAPC Chairperson Sule Aker (Turkish Cypriot Press Council) welcomed and extended best wishes to Balkrishna Basnet, newly appointed chairperson of Press Council Nepal. Photo courtesy: Press Council Nepal

The World Association of Press Council has congratulated Press Council Nepal’s newly appointed chairman Balkrishna Basnet and wished for his successful tenure.

Presiding over a virtual meeting held to mark the 32nd anniversary of the WAPC today, WAPC chair Sule Aker (Turkish Cypriot Press Council) welcomed and extended best wishes to chair Basnet today.

This undated iage shows chairpersons of the Press Council Nepal, Balkrishna Basnet. Photo courtesy: Press Council Nepal
This undated iage shows chairpersons of the Press Council Nepal, Balkrishna Basnet. Photo courtesy: Press Council Nepal

Basnet was appointed to the post last week. On the occasion, WAPC chair Sule reminded that WPC was active in protecting freedom of speech ensured by the 1989 Kuala Lumpur declaration.


On the occasion, Chair Basnet argued that the media code of conduct could be implemented through collective support in these critical hours. He added that the COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected the media sectors. WAPC general secretary Kishor Shrestha shared that over 700 journalists were affected by COVID-19 in Nepal.

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